Overview top

This course continues to build upon the skills that you developed on the Level 3 Diploma and during the year you will continue explore the various disciplines of game design. You will explore the Games industry in depth and the many career progression opportunities, helping you to map out your first steps in your career for working in the games industry.

Upon completion of this course, you will achieve the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice that has been fully adapted to Games design. The Level 3 Extended Diploma is taught across one year and if completed replaces the qualification achieved in year one.

The Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice is the equivalent to 3 A-levels, meaning learners that complete this course can progress onto Higher Education at university if they wish.

Entry Requirements top

To study the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Games design it is essential that you have successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Practice

Assessment top

The course is delivered through set assessments which are set and marked by the course tutors. The second year of the programme covers two assessment units focused on advancing creative practice in games design:

  • Unit B1 – Personal Progression
  • Unit B2 - Creative Industry Response

All evidence produced for assessments is based on large practical portfolios of work which you will build across the academic year.

Professional Opportunities top

Learners who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to progress to Higher Education at University to continue their study the many Undergraduate degrees on offer.

Learners may wish to consider studying our own HE courses upon completion of the Extended Diploma which is the BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Games Development).  

Further Information top

Should you require any further information on this course please contact Glenn Stephenson at glenn.stephenson@stc.ac.uk